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Chet Baker Playing Chess / Photo / 1961
Baker, Chesney, called Chet; US-American jazz musician (trumpet, vocals); born
23.12.1929 in Yale (Oklahoma).
In Lucca (Tuscany, Italy), 1961: Chet Baker playing...
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Jazz icon Chet Baker
Chet Baker, the “James Dean of Jazz”, died in 1988 by a fatal fall of an Amsterdam hotel window. He was 59 years old and despite the heavy heroism that determines his life since the early 1950s, one of the most famous representatives of the West Coast Jazz.
The 'Born to be Blue' film starts at that time in musician’s life when, after a brutal attack and the loss of his teeth, he has to learn to play the trumpet again. A painful and agonizing process – brought to the screen by Ethan Hawke.
“Born to be blue” shows Chet Baker as a symbol of melancholy, coolness and tragedy.